Wednesday, 24 August 2016

Freak shakes!

Hello everyone. This week has been super fun for us. But one day that stands out from the others is the day we went to a cafe called coffee heart in Lowestoft town centre. We went with the grandchildren and melody and had such a great  time. In the shop they do milk shakes that they call freak shakes.  There is also a selection of cakes and coffees/teas.  They also do gluten free cakes!

The freakshake!

They were delicious  The grandkiddlets loved them!
They were a milkshake,topped with ice cream, topped with chocolate sauce and either pretzels or sweeties, topped with a donuts, topped with whipped cream!!!! Totally full of calories but totally acceptable as a treat with the children!
The Grandson enjoying his shake!

 The staff were friendly and extremely helpful. especially when GD2 had a accident and smashed her glass and all of the contents on the floor!

 All in all I would give coffee heart a big thumbs up and thank you for our lovely treat.  If you are in Lowestoft and find yourself looking for a treat Coffee heart can be found on London Road North by the pedestrian crossing.
Bye for now and see you all soon x

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Soap and Glory Righteous Butter Diamond Edition review

Hello and welcome back to our blog.
While out shopping this week I popped into Boots for a few essentials. Whilst browsing the aisle (as you do) I found this body butter by soap and glory.  It comes in a 300ml pot and is called The Righteous Butter Diamond Edition. 

It is a limited diamond edition and has tiny little sparkles.  Not enough to be girlie and over childish but enough to give a nice sheen.  It costs £8 at boots and includes entry to a prize draw. (the code is on the bottom of the pot  which you need to enter on line).

 The packaging is pretty and made of sturdy plastic.  I did drop this and it didn't crack so can withstand a bit of rough treatment! 

The butter is thick and creamy and smells really nice.  A mixture of flowers and sweets.  Unlike other butters the smell lingers after applying.  I applied it after showering and it glides on and covers well.  I could smell the fragrance on my skin the next morning so if you are looking for a long lasting fragrance this is the product for you. 

In my opinion the fragrance and obviously the packaging are marketed towards women and although not unsuitable for me entirely I don't believe that its a good product for men. 
I hope this review has been helpful to you and we will see you again real soon. 
Bye for now

I have not been sponsored for this post.

Wednesday, 17 August 2016

Collection lock and hold lipgloss review

Hello everyone! Welcome back to our blog. Today I have a review of the Collection lock and hold lip gloss review. I purchased four of these. No1 body pop, No2 beat box, No3 rock steady and No4 break dance. 

 Firstly the packaging is nothing glamorous.  Its the bog standard lip gloss packaging.  Theres nothing new or different in this packaging.  I feel like it is marketed towards the younger end of the market, maybe the teenage/early twenties consumers.  This is apparent in the shades available and the price. (£2.99) 

The applicator is small and extremely flexible.  In fact I couldn't see it holding up to continued prolonged use without snapping. Its small enough for precision application and holds the product well.
The formula is surprisingly pleasant with a smell that is not over powering and is easy to apply.  There is no stickiness and dragging over the lips.  Its quite sleek and smooth.  Its not drying to the lips as some lip glosses can be.
As for it lasting "up to six hours" I don't think it stands up to these claims.  I wore it and in under a hour I needed to reapply.  That's not to say it wouldn't last longer on different lips. The fact that it wore so quickly leaves me with the impression that this product is not as substantial as it claims.  Again I think this is suitable for the younger demographic and would fit in quite nicely in a teenagers make up bag.

I hope you found this review helpful and I hope to see you again here soon x

As usual this is my opinion and I have not been sponsored for this post

Wednesday, 10 August 2016

Max Factor colour elixir lipgloss review


 Hello everyone welcome back to our blog. Today I have a review of the Max Factor colour elixir
lip glosses.
I purchased two of these in the shades 25 enchanting coral and 60 polished fuchsia. It is available in nine different shades.   The packaging is very high end.  You would be forgiven for thinking that this was a high end lip gloss costing much more than the  £8.99 I paid.  Although at that price I guess that it is at the higher end of the drug store cosmetics range.

 The applicator is lovely and soft and quite small to allow precision application of the product.  It glides on easily and has a non sticky formula which I love.

The smell is sweet ,without being over powering.  It feels very moisturising and comfortable on the lips.  It lasts well although Max Factor give no promises on the lasting capabilities.  I found it lasted a good three hours before needing reapplication.  I would recommend this lip gloss for day wear as I think for a night out with eating/drinking etc it may not last well.

To learn more about this product please visit the Max Factor website here.  
All the views are my own as usual and I have not been sponsored for this review.

See you next time
Hales xx 

Sunday, 7 August 2016

Lazy summer days!

Hello everyone. Welcome back to our blog. In his younger days Mr PB was a keen cricketer.  Unfortunately he has given up playing but still enjoys watching.  We have spent most Saturdays this summer watching his local team from when he was a boy play cricket.

Its lovely to just sit relaxing and having a picnic while the children play and Mr PB enjoys the cricket.  I'm not into sport myself but I'm into relaxing a reading a good novel while everyone else is happy.  We have been meeting up with the in laws at the cricket so Melody has been spending some cherished time with grandma and grandad which is lovely.

Most of the games have been at local villages and undoubtedly where there is a village there will be trees!  So the children have been enjoying the opportunity to tree climb!

What better way is there to spend the summer months!  We have a few days out planned out for the rest of the summer.  Days out with the dogs, the grandchildren etc so I shall endeavour to take many pictures and upload them here.  The children are growing so fast that I want to just keep every memory of them that I can and where better to catalogue it but here!  I hope you have enjoyed today's blog and I hope you visit again really soon.  
Bye for now
Hales xx

Wednesday, 3 August 2016

Maybelline SUPERSTAY 14hr wear lipsticks

Hello everyone. welcome Back to our blog! Today I have a review for the Maybelline superstay 14hr wear lipsticks. I was very interested to try this as I have been looking for a long lasting lipstick to take me through the day.  I choose three different colours in the shades 260 always plum, 180 ultimate blush and 150 on and on pink.

 I tried the on and on pink first.  I was having a day out at the cricket so I thought it was a good opportunity to try out the longevity of the product.  I applied it at 9.30am and it glides on really nice and smooth.  The packaging that Ican only describe as Divine!  It smells kind of sweetie shop sweet if that makes sense!  The end of the lipstick is quite small and neat so perfect for those who have smaller lips.

 The colour is true on the lips and doesn't change upon applying.  I checked my makeup at 12pm and the lipstick was still in place.  It hadn't worn or smudged and was still as vibrant. 
I next checked my makeup at 2pm and the lipstick had started to wear.  I must point out that by this time i has eaten and drank so this could have contributed to the wear of the product on my lips.  But it was still there and still noticeable.  I could have reapplied at this point but i decided not to so I could give a true account.

We left cricket to go home approximately 4pm.  I checked my makeup in the car mirror and the lipstick had worn considerably.  But it was still on!  i was amazed.  If I'm honestI didn't expect the lipstick to last that long.  But It did.  By six o'clock we were home and I removed my makeup.  There was still traces of the lipstick but to be honest it was barely there.  I would say that in my opinion, for me,  this lipstick would not last fourteen hours but it lasted extremely well and I would definitely recommend it.  The only failure was that it left my lips feeling dry and I had to apply moisturiser to my lips the next day. Whether this is due to the ingredients that make this a long lasting lippy I am unsure.  there is a generous amount in the lipstick tube and at around £6 a lipstick its a absolute bargain.   I will definitely be purchasing some more in different shades as I'm so impressed.  If you would like more information on the product then please check out maybellines website here

Thanks for visiting today and I hope you will visit us again really soon!
Bye for now xxxx

(this post is not sponsored by maybelline)


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